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Parents Need Lessons In Facebooking

Parents, there are certain rules you should follow before signing onto Facebook.

Parents, there are certain rules you should follow before signing onto Facebook.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 0:19 GMT

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to Facebook, parents can be totally clueless.

Luckily, Linda Fogg Phillips is teaching them everything they need to know about the social network with her book, Facebook For Parents: Answers To The Top 25 Questions (Captology Media).

Lessons include basics on how to use the website, what sort of things they should post on their wall, and how to have a relationship with their children in the virtual world without embarrassing them.

Fogg Phillips, a mother of eight who researches the topic by working directly with Facebook, says kids cringe at the thought of being online “friends” with their parents because they’re afraid of being publicly humiliated by posted baby pictures, scoldings, or seeing their parents share sexual information on their page.

She adds, “I’m amazed daily with what adults post. People forget it’s a public forum. Parents need to learn the rules and parameters of what’s okay to post.”

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